An Interesting Start | Review of ‘Truly Unfortunate’ (Welcome to Knollville #1)

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Book of the Month Poll – December 2017

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers. God, I can’t believe that it is already November. Man, the year sure goes by fast doesn’t it. Well I hope everyone had a Spooktacular Halloween, I know I did. I was a very pretty Slytherin for the record. In any case a new month means new books for all us book lovers and I have selected 10 for you all to check and vote for December’s Book of the Month title. Woo books! Just think, maybe one of these will be a Christmas present for a book lover you know or yourself. So check out these titles and vote here or by clicking the image below. Remember, the winner gets a featured book review right here on Cyn’s Workshop. Happy voting!
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A Mesmerizing Tale of Marriage and Death | Review of ‘All Things Cease to Appear’

By Cynthia Ayala

All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
Knopf
Image Credit: Goodreads

George Clare is an art teacher, but is he a murderer? After coming home one late winter evening to find his wife dead and his three-year-old daughter alone in the house, George is the immediate suspect, but did do it? A whodunit that evolves and studies the characters and their marriage through multiple narratives and their own to show everything that led up to her death.

Published on March 8, 2016, by Knopf comes the mesmerizing thriller All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage about a marriage that dissolves into death.
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Weekly Reading List #37

By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope that everyone is having a splendid week. For me, it was Spring Break so I relaxed, went to work obviously and had some homework, a few short stories to think about my paper that is going to be due in a while, and the final version of my short story, which needs to be done by Thursday.

Anyway, it was nice week, a nice break from school but now it’s back to school and back to the real world where bills live. Ugh. So, here is my reading list that will keep me sane. All synopsis are courtesy of Goodreads. Happy reading.
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Hannibal Season 2 – Just a Dream?

By: Cynthia Ayala

I’m a huge fan of Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. Even Hannibal Rising has a great premise coupled with a thought out cast. Therefore, when I first heard that NBC was going to be turning the one of the most iconic film series into a TV Series, I was thrilled. Thomas Harris, the creator of Hannibal Lector, build up one of the most iconic characters out there, and the show’s writers, creators and actors. However, this last season, while it started out well, rather took a nosedive.
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Monday Night TV (3 Feb 2014) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A. Genre: Science-fiction, Crime drama Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby & Lili Taylor “Unbound”:  Guest starring the wonderful and talented, Gina Carano as   the killer bot XRN, Danika, and John Laroquette as Nigel, the creators of the DRN’s and the XRN.  Would just like to point out, Gina Carano in that corset and tights, yeah, the makings … Continue reading Monday Night TV (3 Feb 2014) | TV Reviews

Monday Night TV (27 Jan 2014) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A. Genre: Drama, Thriller, Psychological Thriller Starring: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry, Jessica Stroup, Connie Nielson, Tiffany Boone, Camille De Pazzis & Sam Underwood “For Joe”:  Last night marked the second episode of the second season of this show.  Quick recap. Last night, the twins Jake and Max (Sam Underwood) are still out there creating scenes of murder, scenes from … Continue reading Monday Night TV (27 Jan 2014) | TV Reviews

Sunday Night TV (29 Sept 2013) | TV Reviews

Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Comedy-drama Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Jared S. Gilmore, Robert Carlyle, Raphael Sbarge, Jamie Dornan, Eoin Bailey, Meghan Ory, Emile de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue & Michael Raymond-James “The Heart of the Truest Believer”: The actor who plays the main Lost Boy, his acting skills are rudimentary at most. From his expression to the way he delivers … Continue reading Sunday Night TV (29 Sept 2013) | TV Reviews